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South Carolina (SC) Property Tax Info

Property Tax Rank in US (best =1) 30
Corporate Tax Rank in US (best =1) 4
Sales Tax Rank in US (best =1) 31
Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate 0.60%
Is Personal Property Taxable Yes 
South Carolina State Website
Capital Columbia
Largest City Charleston
Largest Metro Area 787,643

Important Dates

For Real Property

  • South Carolina Property Tax Filing Deadline Apr 30
  • South Carolina Property Tax Appeal Deadline Within 30 days of mailing of notice of the client's fiscal year

For Business Personal Property

  • BPP Filing (Rendition) Deadline Exempt
  • BPP Appeal Deadline Exempt

South Carolina Property Tax Rate

South Carolina has some of the lowest property tax rates of any state in the country. The average effective property tax rate in South Carolina is just 0.55%, well below the national average of 1.07%.

South Carolina Property Tax Rate - personal property tax

South Carolina pay annual property tas baxesed on the assessed value of their property and on their local tax rate. Assessed value is equal to a percentage of market value. The percentage, called an assessment ratio, depends on the type of property. For owner-occupied, primary residences the assessment ratio is 4%. For non-primary residences, the rate is 6%.